Category: Health

Eastleigh Asbestos deaths above average

New statistics show that Eastleigh has a death rate for an asbestos related cancer which is above the national average. Figures reported by the not-for-profit campaign group the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) show that from 2006 to the end of 2010, mesothelioma, a terminal cancer of the lung wall, was recorded as the…

Cervical Cancer prevention week

The Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital in Chandlers Ford is helping to raise awareness of Cervical Cancer prevention week. Cervical Cancer prevention week runs from 22nd to 28th January 2012 and is intended to raise awareness of cervical cancer, which is one of the most common cancers in women. While women of all ages can develop…

Nuffield Health earn top level accreditation

Nuffield Health have recently been awarded the highest status possible, after their risk management procedures were assessed by the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA). The purpose of the NHSLA is to handle negligence claims and to improve risk management practices in the NHS, thus reducing the number of such claims. NHSLA services are also available to…

No more kissing – just hard and fast

Untrained bystanders should give the kiss a miss during CPR and concentrate on giving just chest compressions to the tune of Stayin’ Alive, according to one of the UK’s largest medical charities. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has become the first organisation in the UK to actively promote Hands-only CPR. Backed by the Resuscitation Council…

Youth Conference at Civic Offices

Sixty pupils representing Eastleigh’s secondary schools and colleges recently attended a conference at Eastleigh’s Civic Offices. The conference was organised by Eastleigh Borough Council in co-operation with Eastleigh Safety Partnership and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, and it covered topics such as such as cyber bullying,  sexting and grooming. Speakers at the conference included…

Chris Huhne opens New NHS dental practice

Chris Huhne MP has officially launched a new NHS dental practice on  Chamberlayne Road in Eastleigh.  Operated by Genix Healthcare, The new practice provides access to NHS dentistry for more than 5,500 local people. It will be staffed by four full time dentists, employing 11 staff in total, and offer routine NHS dental care for all…

Chief Medical Officer encourages Flu Jabs

People who have a liver disease, heart or chest problems, neurological conditions, those aged 65 or over and all pregnant women are among the groups being urged to make an appointment with their GP to have a flu jab if they haven’t already done so. The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, is reminding…

Asthma and allergy sufferers to get expert advice

Local Asthma and allergy sufferers – along with people who have Chronic Obstructive pulmonary Diesease -will have a chance to talk to top medical experts about their condition next month. The AAIR Charity is to staging another open evening at the £5m Biomedical Research Unit at Southampton General Hospital (C Level West Wing) on Wednesday…

Woman saved by ‘secret’ sister

A Bishopstoke woman’s family is preparing to take on the BUPA Great South Run for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research to raise money for research into the disease that led her to find the sister that she never knew she had. Doris Adams’ husband, Nigel, along with her two children, Paul and Sally, and Sally’s partner…

Eastleigh is cancer hotspot

Eastleigh residents have been identified as being among those at the greatest risk of bowel cancer in Hampshire according to the bowel cancer awareness project who based their findings on the assessment of a combination of lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, poor diet and bowel cancer mortality rates. To coincide with Bowel Cancer Awareness…

Empty shelves in Eastleigh shops?

Eastleigh residents could be faced with the prospect of no food in the shops and what little there is being prohibitively expensive – that is the stark warning given by local college lecturer and environmentalist Dr Andrew Ross who was speaking at a recent film night and discussion held by Eastleigh Transitions Network at the…